Members of the oil and gas industry are contesting the size and longevity of tax increases included in a roughly $50 million proposal to fund roads and bridges.
South Dakotans and out-of-state residents interested in going to the state’s four technical institutes for in-demand jobs can now apply for part of $50 million in scholarship money.
Canadian diplomats and South Dakota leaders will mark Canada Day at the state Capitol.
The South Dakota Legislature has approved a proposal that calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget.
The state Senate has voted down a measure to increase lawmaker pay to $10,000 for each regular legislative session as part of an effort to encourage more South Dakotans to run for office.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says it’s time for a “meaningful discussion” about immigration reform in Washington following a federal court ruling that blocks an executive order on immigration.
A legislative panel has narrowly passed a proposal that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol building.
A legislative committee has approved a measure that could ban a surgical abortion procedure in South Dakota.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is giving a reprieve to residents who started the enrollment process before Sunday’s open enrollment deadline but couldn’t complete the process.
Democrats pushing an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program are working behind the scenes with South Dakota’s health care industry to figure out how to pay for it.
Lawmakers are set to consider measures on transportation, abortion, a youth minimum wage and all-hours drinking in Deadwood this week in Pierre.
Congress’ Republican leadership has made it official, formally enrolling legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline and urging President Barack Obama to sign it.
A legislative committee has approved a measure to increase lawmaker pay to $10,000 for each regular session as part of an effort to encourage more South Dakotans to run for office.
South Dakota’s death penalty is here to stay. A move to ban executions in the state was shot down in Pierre.
The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.
Opponents that include two former state attorneys general have been unsuccessful in swaying South Dakota lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.
A legislative Committee has scuttled a proposal that would have allowed South Dakota residents getting a driver’s license to register an objection to the death penalty if they are killed in a violent crime.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is forming a group that aims to improve the achievement levels and graduation rates of American Indian students.
Two former state attorneys general and an ex-judge are among those who plan to encourage South Dakota lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.
The full state House has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports.